December 3, 2015 · 2:00 PM

Two local businesses in Williams Lake have been nominated for the 13th annual Small Business BC Awards.

The Realm of Toys is up for Best Concept while Puddle Produce Urban Farms is nominated for Best Community Impact.

The Small Business BC Awards’ mission is to celebrate the contributions new and existing businesses registered in BC, with fewer than 50 employees, make to their local communities and the global economy.

Recipients of Small Business BC Awards will be recognized with the Premier’s Prize in the amount of $1,500 cash.

The winners will also be offered a one-year all-access pass to Small Business BC education resources and experts, and one-on-one business mentorship opportunities with notable advisors from award sponsors.

The top five finalists from each award category will be announced on Jan. 29, 2016.

The top five finalists will then be invited to present a 10-minute Dragons’ Den-style pitch to the judges to prove themselves as one of BC’s best.

The winners of each category will be announced at the Small Business BC Awards Ceremony on Feb. 25, 2016 at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel.